1820,s Tall case clock, 8 day.

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1820,s Tall case clock, 8 day.

New postby veritas » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:34 am

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Hello i recently bought this for 400 dollars. I have looked at auctions and sold clocks and i think around Canadian maybe a 1000 dollars. I am hoping to do a restoration of the hood, as the previous owner has stripped it. I have everything for it, just needs a glass in the front. It has tin can weights, and the pendulum and rod as well.
Here are some pictures i took.

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Re: 1820,s Tall case clock, 8 day.

New postby cannon pinion » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:39 am

Lovely clock, but is the hood the original with the finish taken off or a rebuild? The original wood has such a beautiful look to it from the age, and from the old finishes they used . How are you planning to make it match up.
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Re: 1820,s Tall case clock, 8 day.

New postby brownsrplm » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:42 am

Can't really help on resale value because it has bounced around so much as of late. I had a complete movement like this that I gave to my brother a few years back. I believe that one was a very early Kieninger if I remember correct. I still have two complete sets of movements for Hermle's and still haven't found cases. Your wood looks exceptionally nice for it's age. It will be a detractor for resale because it has been stripped and redone. Like Andy, I wonder if you are going to be able to match it to the original bottom, or may have to do the rest of it...
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Re: 1820,s Tall case clock, 8 day.

New postby Neilywatch » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:07 pm

I just came back from an NAWCC meeting today and saw one almost identical to yours except the moon was a 31-day calendar. The seller was happy to get $650 for it. It had some issues but not a stripped bonnet.
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Re: 1820,s Tall case clock, 8 day.

New postby veritas » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:55 pm

Thanks Neil. Yes the hood was stripped. I am going to get some scrap wood to practice some faux painting on. I feel i can make it look presentable again.
Its all original and there so that is a good thing. No big issues with the movement, needs some bushings.
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